15 Ways To Recruit Math Club Members
Club advisors are often seeking ways to expand and recruit new members. It's no surprise that it can be challenging to spread awareness of a new club idea. A school-based club can't exist without members; therefore, a marketing plan is necessary to get the word out and to encourage students to participate. To ensure an active club strive to have at least ten students. After a club is in operation for a year, it's easier to obtain members. Current members can share their personal experience engaging in the club and word of mouth is the best type of marketing.
What if you are starting a new club? How can you recruit the first set of members?
Here are fifteen ideas that club advisors could execute to market their club to recruit members.
Recruit a few students from diverse backgrounds that may be interested in joining a math club to become charter members.
Encourage the charter club members to spread the word about the math club to recruit additional students.
Design a bulletin board display in an eye-catching place (ex: cafeteria or main hallway) with club membership information.
Host a club interest meeting to generate excitement. Don’t forget to bring snacks. Be sure to share the club's mission, benefits of becoming a member, and example group activities.
Send a flyer home to the parents of interested students to provide information about the club and next steps for becoming a member.
Hang posters and flyers around the school to bring awareness about the club.
Spread the word about the new math club on the school news, morning or afternoon announcements, school newsletter, etc.
Ask other teachers to promote the club by including information in their parent update communications (ex: emails, text messages, newsletters, etc.).
Set up a club information booth for parents and students at school events (ex: open house or back to school night).
Ask the parent-teacher association for support so they can provide word-of-mouth marketing to other parents.
Visit classrooms or an upcoming school assembly and allow club charter members to spread the news about starting a math club.
Advertise your math club at school sporting events. Share a three-minute elevator pitch detailing the club's purpose and type of activities that members will do.
Place a yard sign near the student pickup and drop off location outside of the school to promote enrollment.
Generate awareness of your math club by co-hosting a service project with another club at your school site.
Distribute mini M & M candy packs with a membership sign up note to spread the message "Math Matters."
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